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Friday, August 17th, 2018

An auction is a thrilling event, especially if you find something you want to buy. Bidding often becomes intense, especially if an item is rare or valuable. You can feel a little intimidated at your first auction, so consider using these tips when you are ready for your first experience.

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Finding the perfect desk, set of chairs, jewelry, or any favorite item can be difficult. Maybe you saw an item while you were traveling or you spotted something at an auction in a different state. If you look online, you may find many items at auctions in other areas that you cannot make it to. Distance used to be a problem for bidding at an auction and required someone else to go in your place. Today, absentee bidding is an option that is accessible to anyone, rather than only those who can afford a stand-in. The following can help you understand absentee bidding and how it can help you when you can’t attend an auction.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

If you do not attend auctions regularly, then you may not be familiar with the term “bidder’s choice.” This is a grouping strategy used by the auctioneer when there is a large amount of similar items up for sale. Selling these pieces separately would take a great deal of time, so it is more efficient to sell them as one lot. If the auction house does not use bidder’s choice to sell a lot, they may lose time, money, and bidders. Usually, they will choose this format for books, tools, dishware, and other common goods. The following can help you understand bidder’s choice before you go to auction.

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

There are a lot of auction houses out there that can help you sell your antiques, but they vary in their methods and rules. When you are looking to choose one for your needs, there are some questions to ask to make sure you will be working with the right one. You will want an auction house that knows how to deal with your specific items and understands their value. The following can help you know that you are choosing the right auction house to sell your antiques.

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Bidding at an auction requires strategy and skill, but there are tips and tricks to help you win that sought-after treasure. It helps to prepare beforehand and to know about different types of auctions. You should also know exactly how to bid at an auction, whether you are attending a live event or placing absentee bids.

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Individuals and car dealerships are just two places for you to buy a car, but you can also consider buying one at an auction. There are some things you should know before attending a car auction. Here are some positives and negatives to purchasing your next vehicle at an auction.

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Live auctions offer an excellent opportunity for buyers to get one-of-a-kind collectibles, artwork, antique furniture, and other items for a great price. Most live auctions, whether online or in-person, allow bidders to look over the items in a catalog before the bidding starts. Taking a detailed look beforehand will prepare you to make the right bidding decisions. Here are a few of the best tips for bidding at a live auction.

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

It takes experience to fully understand the melodic chant of an auctioneer. The chant you hear during an auction actually has many names including bid calling, the auction cry, or the cattle rattle. The fast-paced speech can make it hard to understand just what the auctioneer is saying. Experienced bidders get to know this chant and its various parts over time. Although the auction chant can be difficult for newcomers to understand, a few quick tips should set you on the right path.

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Many interesting items can be found at silent auction fundraisers. Silent auctions offer everything from autographed collectibles to gift baskets with gift cards and wine. How can you walk away from your next charity event’s silent auction with a great prize? There are a few tactics you can employ to be successful at a silent auction. These tactics include viewing the prizes carefully, competing honestly, and monitoring the final bids. If you follow these silent auction bidding tips, you can find a great deal and have a great time.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

First time auction goers may be a bit overwhelmed by the process of bidding. It is a good idea to gain some knowledge before attending your first auction. Bidding can quickly become confusing, so understanding the process before attending an auction will help you achieve success. You should understand what auctions are and why they are popular, as well as the auction process and how to bid properly.